George Lucas will tie the knot with longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson on June 29 at the Chicago Peninsula Hotel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Star Wars creator became engaged to Hobson, head of the Chicago-based investment management firm Ariel Investments ltc. and chairman of Ariel Mutual Funds, in January of this year.
In late 2012, Lucas made headlines for selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion. In addition to Hobson’s financial expertise, for which she serves as a regular contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America, she is also chairman of the board for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and is director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Groupon Inc. and Starbucks Corporation.
It will be the first marriage for Hobson, 43, and the second for Lucas, 68.
Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley will give the bride away at the summer ceremony.
A rep for Lucasfilm would neither confirm nor deny details of the nuptials.